WVC 15 - 4 - 6
§15-4-6. Pursuit and apprehension of certain persons in this
state by military forces of another state.
Any military forces or organization, unit or detachment
thereof, of another state, who are in fresh pursuit of
insurrectionists, saboteurs, enemies or enemy forces, may
continue such pursuit into this state until the military or
police forces of this state or the forces of the United States
have had a reasonable opportunity to take up the pursuit or to
apprehend or capture such persons and are hereby authorized to
arrest or capture such persons within this state while in fresh
pursuit. Any such person who shall be captured or arrested by
the military forces of such other state while in this state
shall, without unnecessary delay, be surrendered to the military
or police forces of this state to be dealt with according to law.
This section shall not be construed so as to make unlawful any
arrest in this state which would otherwise be lawful, and nothing
contained in this section shall be deemed to repeal any of the
provisions of the uniform act on the fresh pursuit of criminals.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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